First Lady heads to WH garden for planting, harvesting

2017-09-22 20:43
First Lady Melania Trump arrives for an event with the Boys and Girls Club of Washington. (Andrew Harnik, AP)

First Lady Melania Trump arrives for an event with the Boys and Girls Club of Washington. (Andrew Harnik, AP)

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Washington - Melania Trump is heading out to the White House garden to do some planting and harvesting.

The first lady and some school children are expected to brave the early fall heat on the South Lawn on Friday amid the vegetable plantings made famous by her predecessor, Michelle Obama.

The first lady's office says the group expects to harvest arugula, peas, radishes and Swiss chard. They'll be planting cabbage, cauliflower, turnips, carrots, kale, spinach and lettuce.

It's Melania's first event in the garden that Michelle had made a key part of her "Let's Move!" campaign to fight childhood obesity and promote healthy eating.

The former first lady said last year she hoped the garden would symbolise a healthier nation and that future first families would also cherish it.

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